- Inside Athletics
DETROIT, Mich. -- Heading into his sixth season as head coach of the Marygrove men's soccer program, Matt Johnson announced the addition of local student-athlete Jeff Okerstrom to his team's 2014 roster. Okerstrom's signing – the first of the class for Johnson and the Mustangs – took place Tuesday (Feb. 18) on the Marygrove campus in northwest Detroit.
With the signing, Okerstorm will join a Marygrove team that has burst onto the collegiate soccer scene as of late. Since joining the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) in 2012, the Mustangs have amassed a 19-17-3 overall record and a 10-7-3 mark in conference play.
A 5-foot-10 defender, Okerstrom committed to become a Mustang after four highly successful years as a Panther at Redford Union High School. Over the course of the past two seasons, Okerstrom showcased his ability on the pitch by becoming the leading scorer for the Panthers. Along with being the team's leading scorer for a pair of seasons, the four-year varsity player was named team captain and team MVP for his efforts as a Panther. His high school career was highlighted by a three-peat on the all-district team.
Remaining active on the pitch year-round, Okerstrom is a current member of the heralded Michigan Wolves soccer club. The defender played one season with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and five with the Michigan Rush to help hone his skills for the next level.
Coach Johnson on Okerstrom: Jeff is a strong, tactically-sound defender that will add power to our backline. I'm excited to see what he will bring to our team next fall. Jeff possesses a great work ethic and will be pushing for playing time right away. I look forward to coaching Jeff and the rest of the team next season.
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